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At a time when our country feels more divided than ever, there’s something really comforting about watching Will Smith and Janet Hubert – feuding co-stars who were infamous to have not spoken for 27 years – sit down to speak their truth, sort out their differences and heal from Their shared experiences (and this 75-minute private show is nothing if not a cure)
Smith’s long-awaited talk with the original Aunt comes halfway through the reunion, and is now available for broadcast. Seated in the show’s famous living room, surrounded by six of his ex-mates, Smith drops this uncomfortable clip: “As a family, we’ve got things talking about her And we have things we don’t talk about “
Others, especially poor Tatiana Ali, are visibly anxious, while viewers know exactly where he’s headed with this. “We didn’t really talk, together, publicly about Janet – and what happened.” “I couldn’t celebrate 30 years since Fresh Prince without having found a way to celebrate Janet “
For those who need a refresher, Smith points to Janet Hubert, the actress who portrayed Vivienne Banks in the first three seasons of The Fresh Prince (1990-1993) in the end, replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid for the last three seasons of the show. (1993-1996), Hebert chronicles her difficult departure – which she blamed on Smith, who was a producer at the time – in her 2009 diary of Perfect Is Not a Motion Picture Mum
The following is an absolute clue for the pre-recorded portion, as Smith and Hubert finally sat down for a one-on-one discussion about their lingering issues
“I only wanted to know one thing: Why?” Hubert asks Smith, he’s already starting to rip “Why so far? You guys have gone too far. I’ve lost so much how do I heal?”
It quickly became quite evident that Smith did not know what was happening in Hubert’s private life at the time so she explained, by recording a recorded confession: “During that third season, when I became pregnant, there were a lot of things going on in my life, Also in Will’s life, “Hubert told the camera,” There was some friction because I was pregnant [and] my home life wasn’t good at all. I no longer laughed and smiled and joked because there were things happening that no one knew the staff had no idea what was going on. ” / p>
“During her pregnancy, I was not sensitive,” Smith admits in his private interview “I wasn’t aware Now that I had three children, I learned some things I didn’t know at the time, and I’ll do things completely differently. I can see where I made it. The group is very difficult for Janet. “
Then Hubert got into it all: “They offered me this really bad deal in Season Three and they said, ‘You have two months and two weeks of work, and you can’t work anywhere else that means my salary has been reduced I have had a new baby and a husband who was unemployed. I said no, I didn’t accept their offer, I was never fired This misconception was always thrown I was stuck What else can I do? So they said, “Okay, we’re going to rewrite your role, and I said, ‘Well what can I say? I was badly hurt. ”
After hearing the story from her side, Smith told her, “I was 21 years old everything was a threat.” When Hubert asked why he considered her a threat, he explained, “It’s not you – the world was driven by fear.”
“But you didn’t realize I was struggling a lot at home,” Hubert says, “You didn’t know a very abusive marriage”
That’s why Smith says, “I had children, I was divorced, and in my second marriage I can now see the level of pain and struggle you had to show up every day”
Then Hubbert makes sure Smith knows exactly what it has cost her. She said “Words Can Kill” “I lost everything reputation, everything I was able to move forward, but you know Describing a black woman as “tough” in Hollywood is the kiss of death. It’s hard enough to be a dark-skinned black woman in this job.
Smith eventually told her, “Thank you for sharing that with me.” “When I look back now, you clearly had a hard time I felt like you hated me. For 30 years I couldn’t celebrate this show and not celebrate you – celebrate your contribution to this show, in my life I’m still aunt Vive. ”
“We said such unpleasant things about each other, and I’m sorry,” she says (she also says, “I’m sorry I blew you to pieces,” which is a much funnier apology)
But this isn’t the end! Smith invites Hubert to come over to the next day with the rest of the cast, so she can reunite with her ex-family on screen – and meet her surrogate for the first time.
“Seeing Daphne and Janet – my mother, Aunt Vives – meet for the first time and the cuddle was the most amazing thing,” Karen Parsons says in a confession.
DJ Jazzy Jeff adds, “That was cool. This was a dream come true. That was a perfect moment”
Tell us: Did the long-awaited Smith-Hubert meeting happen as you expected? And how hard was it to go without while paying homage to the late James Avery (aka Uncle Phil)? Rate the full Fresh Prince reunion private meeting below, then drop a comment with your thoughts
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